Spring Cleaning Rx
Spring is here and it's time for some clean up work. Prescription fire is the best tool land managers have for habitat restoration. Native Illinois prairies and woodlands are fire dependent ecosystems and need burns to encourage native growth and reduce invasive species. Controlled burns follow a strict "prescription" written by FPCC staff. Wind speed, weather conditions, fuel load, and location are all considered before deciding what, when, and where to burn. Burns are led by USFS certified staff and volunteers may participate after completing training classes. Burn Boss reviews plan with crew. Woodland fires tend to creep along low to the ground. Monitoring the fire.
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